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Re: gmat prep-race tough [#permalink]
22 Aug 2009, 17:29

yezz wrote:

perfectstranger wrote:

I've got troubles to answer some of the gmat prep questions. The solutions will be appreciated with kudos . Thanks for the help

assume teams a,b,c to minimize points for c maximize those of a,b

max points a can get is =<6

if we assumed they earned the first place = 5 points, and they have earned the 5 th place = 1 point

for team b

2 nd place = 4, 4th place = 2 ie: total of 6 points

now for c ( 1,2,5,4 places are taken) then c is left with 3rd place ...total points = 3

I did not understand two points ;

1) question says 3 teams were allowed to enter with 3 members but there is only 5 available . It has confused my mind. 2)Why 1 is not the answer(the least possible score) ? If it is possible '' they have earned the 5 th place = 1 point _________________

Please give kudos if you enjoy the explanations that I have given. Thanks

Re: gmat prep-race tough [#permalink]
23 Aug 2009, 09:58

perfectstranger wrote:

yezz wrote:

perfectstranger wrote:

I've got troubles to answer some of the gmat prep questions. The solutions will be appreciated with kudos . Thanks for the help

assume teams a,b,c to minimize points for c maximize those of a,b

max points a can get is =<6

if we assumed they earned the first place = 5 points, and they have earned the 5 th place = 1 point

for team b

2 nd place = 4, 4th place = 2 ie: total of 6 points

now for c ( 1,2,5,4 places are taken) then c is left with 3rd place ...total points = 3

I did not understand two points ;

1) question says 3 teams were allowed to enter with 3 members but there is only 5 available . 3 from each team however we have 2 constraints a) only 5 from all teams can win (1<=n<=5) b) the max points any team can get is 62)Why 1 is not the answer(the least possible score) ? If it is possible '' they have earned the 5 th place = 1 point

if the 3rd team won the 5th place only ( no other winners from the same team) then it would be a must that one of the other teams a,b would get more than 6 points which is a constraint proided in the given.